Dana Mize& the big m ranch
For my very first post I figured I could introduce all of the WONDERFUL people in my life that you will hear about most often in the Big M blog.
So let's get our feet wet my Family Tree
God had a wonderful plan designed for these two sets of couples to create 2 of the best parents this girl could ever ask for. God made the way and held them to standards far greater than themselves to churn out my mom and dad. They are the root to our family, our lives and our values.
These are my grandparents.
So back in rockin' 80s this handsome gentleman (Brian Stone):
Met this Stunning woman (Sissy Stone on the left):
Sparks Flew, they hit it off and ended up tying the knot on
December 1st, 1984.
My mom and oldest sister (Natasha) were brought into the Stone clan and created the first trio of Stones :)
Look how dashing they were. Two little love doves...
2 years later they decided that 3 just wasn't enough and
Holly Merrelle Stone was born on April 10, 1986. (she might possibly kill me for using her middle name, which was provided by my oldest sister's cabbage patch doll, right on Natasha) ........
okay moving on!
From left to right: My Cousin (Kimberly) , Natasha, and the little blond is Holly Stone
My parents must liked pina coladas and getting caught in the rain because I made my grand entrance to the world 5 years later on
November 26, 1991
After many years of ups and downs, ins and outs,
we are all humble, happy and healthy
and that is more than I could
ever be blessed with for my family .
Needless to say we all look a little different now
And my sisters have added beautiful nieces and nephews and my brother-in-laws to the bunch.
Below are my sisters and brother-in-laws:
Sammy and Natasha Griffith Corey & Holly McMullen
I love these kiddos with all my heart :)
As of right now I have not had the blessing to have a child of my own but HouMan and I have some fish to fry before we tackle raising a family..
So having all these little munckins to worry about
are more than enough right now :)
There is truly nothing like family.
As I always say,
" We may not have it all together, But together we have it all."
There will forever be the ups and downs of family dynamic, but in the end, when you are taking your last breath of life, your clothes, fancy cars, brand new houses and material things won't be there to comfort you and sing,
"Amazing Grace" as you greet the good lord above, your family will. I love every single one of them for very different reasons, I love their characters, and personalities. I love the person they have enabled me to become and how they effortlessly support me to the person I have yet to be.
They are my family.
They are my rocks.
They are my support system.
They are a stunning gift from God
That I am nothing less than Thankful for.
25. Married to my High School sweet pea, Houston. We have lived in a 216 sq ft camper working on 3 years now to become as financially free as possible while building our first home ourselves on 25 Acres in the Upstate of South Carolina.